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Out Of This World

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Out Of This World
Out Of This World


The launch of Sputnik 1 by the U.S.S.R in 1957, and Explorer 1 a year later by America captured the public imagination and space exploration became one of the dominant themes in popular entertainment. Here then, powered up by the Spotnicks, is a celebration of Space Exotica involving three very different but equally singular musical views of the heavens. Ron Goodwin is probably best known for his mid-sixties scores for 'The Battle of Britain' and 'Where Eagles Dare', along with lighter work like the 'Miss Marple' films. His George Martin produced 'Out Of This World (''Music In Orbit'' in America)' was his inspired response to the growing interest in Exotica and Space Age Pop and - it has been speculated - to Russ Garcia's Fantastica. Goodwin''s musical look at the Universe includes a comic strip conception of Martians, scoring a marimba and male voice choir to depict the rings around Saturn and articulating Mercury''s mythology with a phrase based on the Morse S.O.S. signal. Russ Garcia''s Fantastica remains the gold standard by which all outer space exotica records are judged. A marvel of sound and structure, so far ahead of its time that it would still be considered innovative even by today''s standards. Garcia evokes the music of the cosmos via revolutionary studio techniques, cinematic arrangements, innovative electronic elements.


  1. Name
  2. Rocket Man
  3. Moonshot
  4. Telstar
  5. Departure
  6. The Moon
  7. Sally the Satellite
  8. The Venus Waltz
  9. Mercury Gets the Message
  10. The Sun
  11. Jumping Jupiter
  12. Martians on Parade
  13. The Milky Way
  14. The Rings Around Saturn
  15. Playtime on Pluto
  16. Return My Love
  17. Into Space
  18. Nova (Exploding Star)
  19. Lost Souls of Saturn
  20. Monsters of Jupiter
  21. Water Creatures of Astra
  22. Venus
  23. Red Sands of Mars
  24. Goofy Peepl of Phobos
  25. Volcanoes of Mercury
  26. Birth of a Planet
  27. Frozen Neptune
  28. Moon Rise
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